Alcudia Bay in Majorca. | Carla y Emma

Palma was last year voted one of the Best Cities in the World to live, now this year Majorca has been named as the sixth best island in the world to visit. The rankings were revealed yesterday and they are based on the quality and quantity of reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months.

Topping the list is the Hawaiian island of Maui, which the site describes as a "destination for true nature lovers". It said: "The ethereal bamboo forest and churning waterfalls in Haleakala National Park can be explored via the Waimoku Falls Trail. Stretch out on warm, golden sands or hit the surf for an unforgettable windsurfing or snorkeling session. Driving the scenic road to Hana along the island’s northeastern shore will be among the most spectacular journeys of your life."

Santorini came in second, thanks to its instantly recognisable candy-coloured houses carved into the cliffs and white-topped buildings topped with half-spheres.

In third place is Jamaica, where highlights for travellers included Seven Mile Beach, the Negril Cliffs and Mayfield Falls. Fourth on the list is the most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands, Providenciales, which was praised for being one of the world’s top beach destinations.

In fifth place is Bali in Indonesia, famed for its white sand beaches, coral ridges and tropical creatures. Majorca, which remains as popular as ever with tourists, made it onto the list at number six.

In seventh place is the tropical paradise island Mauritius, which counts Le Morne Brabant, Les 7 Cascades and Mont Choisy Beach amongst its most visited attractions. Phuket. meanwhile, finished in eighth place. The site describes Thailand’s largest island as an international magnet for beach lovers and serious divers.

Bora Bora, famed for its romantic sunsets, turquoise lagoons and soft white sands, came in ninth place. Rounding out the top ten is Unesco World Heritage Site Fernando de Noronha in Brazil.